A Century of Care
This Sunday we will take a special offering to support Circle of Care. It's a Methodist ministry that has been changing the lives of Oklahomans for over a century. Their mission is to provide Christian help, healing and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy, and spiritual future.
Chapel Hill has supported this ministry with a special collection each year. One of our members is directly involved. Pam Lane currently serves on the Board of Directors for Circle of Care. Pam has been involved with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) working with judges and families and Pivot, Inc. providing resources for homeless youth for twelve years. "I had supported Circle of Care financially, but then I just thought ... Why am I working with these other organizations, but not with the Methodist Church." Lane continued, "Circle of Care has a great reputation in the foster care world and I wanted to be involved."
Lane is so glad she has joined the board of Circle of Care. "They are growing. Being able to help churches as they provide financial and hands on support for foster families is wonderful." She said that they are expanding their ministry in new ways. "We are now building physical houses that can be used by foster families in Elk City, Woodward, all around. It's a new direction and the local church have embraced it and the families. It's just so personal."
To learn more about the variety of programs offered through Circle of Care please explore their website. You may contribute to Circle of Care through Chapel Hill online HERE (at fund select Circle of Care) or writing a check to Chapel Hill and designating Circle of Care in the memo line